Dirk Bruere at NeoPax
- Jan 1, 1970
Dirk Bruere at NeoPax:
Dr. Strangelove did not support the doomsday device, but just the opposite,
the pre-emptive strike, as Von Neumann did.
As far as I know, Dr. Kahn did not speak with a strong foreign accent, nor
was forced to a weelchair by bone cancer. Von Neuman certainly did.
The character is an amalgamation of RAND Corporation strategist Herman
Kahn, mathematician and Manhattan Project principal John von Neumann,
German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and Edward Teller, the "father
of the hydrogen bomb."